Island Lake Loops

Brighton, Michigan 48116

Island Lake Loops

Island Lake Loops Professional Review and Guide

"The Blue and Yellow Loops at this popular trail system complement each other just like their namesake colors. Although each trail is enjoyable on its own, together they make a long singletrack cruiser with enough hills for a solid workout but not so many that water bottle arms get tendonitis.

The prettiest section comes after a bridge crossing and meanders next to the river, with big trees sheltering the trail. The route is easy to follow; however, due to its popularity sections can become rutted. Tread: 14 miles of singletrack, 0.3 mile of paved road."

Island Lake Loops Reviews

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Today was my first time mountain biking and I did the blue trail at Island Lake. It's 9.3 miles long and was a great challenge. I would say its a great beginner or even easy intermediate. There is enough up and downs to make it fun and challenging, but not to make the trail daunting to a beginner. Other riders at the park said the yellow trail (at approx 6 miles) is more challenging than the blue with greater inclines than the blue. Loved this place.
This trail is pretty basic. There aren't many tough climbs or descents, but you can get some good speed going through the turns. There is a nice pond in the middle of the blue loops to take a swim if the weather is nice.
I had an excellent time here on the Blue trail. Marked every quarter mile or more. Excellent scenery in this fall. Be full of energy and pack some snacks ,It was close to 2 hours for me first time. Some hills were a little challanging but a lot of fun. There was one place that had a 45* drop -off so be careful. Have fun.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Technical Difficulty
Physical Difficulty
1 - 2 hours
Best spring through fall
Island Lake Recreation Area
Local Contacts
USGS Kent Lake
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018